Carndonagh is gearing up for Carn Drama Club’s performance of ‘Many Young Men of Twenty,’ with the opening night taking place this Friday in the Colgan Hall.
The John B Keane play is set in the 1960s and remembers the emigration that was rife in that era - something as relevant today as it was then. Set in the mid 1960s, in a pub in a small town, somewhere in Ireland. It tells the story of a young, single mother who is trying to survive the ‘disgrace’ of having a baby out of wedlock. She tells her story through the songs that she makes up. The characters in this play are many and varied and each one tells their own story. The cast of 16 includes old hands such as JP Bradley and Gerard Moyne, Carmel Mc Grenra and Hilda O’Conner, Ambrose Mc Creanor and Connell Mc Grenra. Geraldine Mooney and Tony Doherty return to the drama stage as the infamous Kitty Curley and the blustery local TD respectively. Karen Mc Laughlin takes on the role of the ‘little English woman’ Bronagh Doherty gives a wonderful performance as Peg, the girl who has been left to rear her child alone. The play’s producer, Margaret O’ Kane, has had great success in her choice of young actors this year. Joe Mc Callion plays the the local TD’s son and doubles up on lighting. New to the drama stage is Michael Doherty, Benny Doherty, Oisin Moyne ,and Aimee Mc Dermot. Although one of the youngest of the cast, John Collins who plays ‘Dinny’ has trodden the boards on more than one occasion. Admission is 10 euro adults, five euro for children. No booking necessary, just pay at the door. The play will be performed in the Colgan Hall this Friday, November 28th, Sunday, 30th and Sunday 7th December.